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Dance in Beverly Hills
Date(s): 09/26/2019 to 09/28/2019
Day(s): Thursday Friday Saturday
Time(s): 7:30 p.m.
Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210
Phone: 310-746-4000
Cost: $33 - $99

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L.A.’s critically acclaimed BODYTRAFFIC returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as the 2019/2020 Company-In-Residence, launching its highly anticipated residency with a three-night run featuring the world premiere of L.A.-based choreographer Michaela Taylor’s Snap, inspired by James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul,” on Thursday, on September 26, through Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. The contemporary dance company also presents the West Coast Premiere of Resolve by the L.A.-based choreographic duo Wewolf, comprised of b-boy influencer Rubberlegz and dancemaker James Gregg, which brings heart-pumping electronic dance music to life through an intricate and unique movement style; a reprise performance Matthew Neenan’s A Million Voices which had its World Premiere at the company’s Wallis debut in 2018; and the U.S. Premiere of psycho-dance-drama (d)elusive minds by Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Artistic Director Fernando Hernando Magadan. The program reflects BODYTRAFFIC’s commitment to presenting master works by international choreographic superstars as well as repertoire that represents the strength of the Los Angeles dance scene through works by established and rising local choreographers. A talk-back with members of the company immediately follows the performance on September 28.

BODYTRAFFIC, which made its Wallis debut in 2018, bursts with “invention, attitude and urban edge” (The Boston Globe) and “sheer animal magnetism” (San Francisco Weekly). Founded in 2007 by Lillian Rose Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world, recruiting great talent from around the globe to create world-class contemporary dance by distinctive choreographic voices. The company was named “the company of the future” by The New York Times, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, and “Best of Culture” by the Los Angeles Times. In 2015, BODYTRAFFIC was selected by the Obama Administration to be cultural ambassadors for the United States via DanceMotion USA℠, a dynamic cultural diplomacy program that supports United States foreign policy goals by engaging international audiences through educational opportunities, cultural exchange, and performance. BODYTRAFFIC has also served as cultural ambassadors for the United States in Israel (2015), South Korea (2016) and Algeria (2017).

Tickets, $39 to $99, are on sale now. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit TheWallis.org/bodytraffic.

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